Month: September 2015

‘The fault in our stars’

“The fault dear Brutus is not in our stars but in our selves” Shakespeare (Julius Caesar Act 1 – scene 2) After five days in the “Boondocks” not reading the news, the first thing I read in the Philippine Star was the letter to the editor written by Emmanuel Gonzalez,...

PH tourism could see boom if infrastructure ready – KMC

Philippine tourism—now driven by international recognition of its heritage sites, must-see destinations and relatively lower cost of living and traveling—could see a boom if local infrastructure could handle the traffic of activity, a real estate consultancy firm...

PH adopts quality-based star ratings for hotels

The Philippines is now well positioned for growth and competitiveness in the hotels and other tourist accommodations by adopting a quality assurance system, an internationally recognized star ratings system used by other countries around the world. These include...

Davao eyes increase in international tourist arrivals

MANILA, Philippines – Davao, one of the safest cities in the Philippines and in the world, is eyeing an additional 20 to 30-percent increase in international tourists over the next three years. The Davao region is specifically looking into potential markets in...